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Model Technical and Interest => Thesis => Topic started by: Paul Greenway on 03 April, 2012, 09:56:00 AM



Title: Windscreen for a Thesis anyone?
Post by: Paul Greenway on 03 April, 2012, 09:56:00 AM

On the way back from the GNW a great piece of aggregate flew of a tipper and unfortunately hit my screen causing a huge chip. It stayed as a chip for a while then grew legs which are continuing to grow and will inevitably mean a new screen is required. My insurers have asked me to source one a they say they are getting no joy. My excess on the screen is 250.00

Any ideas?


Title: Re: Windscreen for a Thesis anyone?
Post by: Thotos on 03 April, 2012, 10:24:19 AM
Pilkington would be the obvious choice I suppose although I would have expected your insurers to have contacted them. Still, it's worth trying them yourself. Call 01744 28882 or see http://www.pilkington.com/automotive+international/default1.htm (http://www.pilkington.com/automotive+international/default1.htm). They made a one-off screen for my Gamma; it's something they do as long as they have the mould available and they must have it for a Thesis.

Pilkington Group Limited Alexandra Business Park Prescot Road St Helens Merseyside
t:+44 (0)1744 28882 f:+44 (0)1744 692660
Registered Office Prescot Road St Helens WA10 3TT


Title: Re: Windscreen for a Thesis anyone?
Post by: fay66 on 03 April, 2012, 06:38:43 PM
Paul,
Sorry to hear of your spot of bad (expensive) luck; After I had an accident in my elefantino Rosso the Dealer from where I bought her, Van Dijk Schouton in Rotterdam ordered the parts for me, as Fiat UK reckoned they were having difficulty sourcing a front grille and seat belts with pre-tensioners.
Certainly worth a try if you have no luck with Pilkingtons.


Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Windscreen for a Thesis anyone?
Post by: 038tipo on 05 April, 2012, 10:20:45 AM
Paul.
Same thing has happened to me I got a new one through Charlie at John Whalleys and had it fitted by the recommended local fitter through the insurance. I suspect it is not cheap!
Paul.


Title: Re: Windscreen for a Thesis anyone?
Post by: Paul Greenway on 05 April, 2012, 04:01:56 PM

Not cheap at all, you'd never have guessed no one stocks them (& what a faf) so I ordered it through Mangoletsi- should be here next week, supplied & fitted for 580.65 arghh!

Turns out that on my insurance policy as part of the company fleet and whilst seemingly great value at 850 per year (fully comp unlimited business mileage) there is a condition that as my car is a non standard UK vehicle my excess on any claim including the windscreen is 500.00 (would have "only" been 250.00 on any UK spec car).

Don't tell the missus!